UC alum and renowned tenor to lead masterclass
October 9, 2019
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Declared by Playbill Magazine as one of the most represented schools on Broadway, UC’s College-Conservatory of Music presents 42nd Street on Oct. 24-27, 2019 at Corbett Auditorium. Featuring tap dancing and classic show tunes, CCM’s musical theatre student stars of tomorrow bring this beloved story to life on stage with all of the glitz and glamour of the Great White Way.
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown, Pennsylvania, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?
Featuring music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin and a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, the score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”
A special guest and distinguished alumnus returns to CCM during the run of 42nd Street to work with musical theatre students in a series of master classes. Lee Roy Reams (’64, ‘82; HonDoc ’98) originated the role of Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street when it opened on Broadway in 1980. He was nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance. Reams’ master classes at CCM will focus on auditioning, the importance and impact on 42nd Street in the realm of American musical theatre, tap dancing and the “business of the business.”
The use of all songs is by arrangement with Warner Bros., the owner of music publishers’ rights.
42nd Street is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, www.tamswitmark.com
* CCM Student
Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati
Single tickets prices start at $35.50. Student discounts and group rates are also available.
CCM is located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Please visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions for detailed driving directions to CCM Village.
Parking is available in UC’s CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.
For detailed maps and directions, please visit uc.edu/visitors.
CCMONSTAGE Production Sponsors: Macy’s and Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer
A preeminent institution for the performing and media arts, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the largest single source of performing arts presentations in the state of Ohio. All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit us online at ccm.uc.edu.